from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Resembling or borne in a raceme.
- adj. Anatomy Having a structure of clustered parts. Used of glands.
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- adj. Having flowers arranged along a single central axis, as in a raceme, spike, or catkin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a raceme; growing in the form of a raceme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany:
- Having the character or appearance of a raceme: said of a flower-cluster.
- Arranged in racemes: said of the flowers.
- In anatomy, clustered or aggregate, as a gland; having ducts which divide and subdivide and end in bunches of follicles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow
M. Fournier mentions an instance in _Pelargonium grandiflorum_, where, owing to the lengthening of the axis, the pedicels, instead of being umbellate, had become racemose; and I owe to the kindness of Dr. Sankey
_ A compound racemose gland with duct passing to a free surface.
Many flowers from the axil of a bract; no bractioles interspersed, hence we may expect racemose or spicate partial inflorescences.
The spikelets are lanceolate, 2 - to 3-nate, in digitate or racemose spikes, jointed on the pedicels but not thickened at the base, 1-flowered.
A. Inflorescence racemose of simple (rarely branched) spikes bearing secund spikelets.
Beneath the mucous membrane are found racemose mucous glands; they are especially numerous at the upper part of the pharynx around the orifices of the auditory tubes.
They are of two kinds: (1) simple tubular glands resembling those of the pyloric end of the stomach, but with short ducts; (2) compound racemose glands resembling the duodenal glands.
The pancreas (Figs. 1097, 1098) is a compound racemose gland, analogous in its structures to the salivary glands, though softer and less compactly arranged than those organs.
The esophageal glands (glandulæ æsophageæ) are small compound racemose glands of the mucous type: they are lodged in the submucous tissue, and each opens upon the surface by a long excretory duct.
This is one of the simplest types of gland. s.g., a sweat gland, is also a simple tube, but convoluted below. r.g., is a racemose gland, such as the pancreas, Brunner's or the salivary glands.